BTE Student Stories

Prague students attend an expo

BTE students in Prague, Czech Republic, have been exploring higher education opportunities, gaining insights into entrepreneurship, and connecting with peers from the UK. We’re excited to share a few words from Site Coordinator Jana Machcinikova on students’ recent career and university exploration and preparation.

 Jana shares:

Our students visited the European higher education and lifelong learning exhibition Gaudeamus to explore post­secondary education options in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and abroad. Students gained valuable information about post-secondary education programs and institutions, which will help them make informed decisions about their future studies.

Students also prepared to participate in the virtual EXPO fair of the Gen-e Europe’s largest entrepreneurship festival. Supported by the J&J mentors, they created their virtual stands and presentation materials, and applied for online awards. Students gained experience in presenting their projects on an international platform. This session offered a unique opportunity for students to showcase their entrepreneurial ventures.

As part of their exploration of business careers, students listened to and held a discussion with the inspirational speaker from the organization, “You Can Be an Entrepreneur,” who provided them with valuable advice and practical information on entrepreneurship, taxes, and finance topics.

It’s also important for our students to learn more about their global peers, so five of our students recently participated in a cross-site online meeting with BTE students in the UK. The students shared their successes and experiences, fostering cultural exchange and sharing valuable insights into the program, their academic lives, and their communities. BTE student Jakub shared, “I really enjoyed the cross-site activity where I could communicate with students in English online.”

Visit to Czech University

Further exploring their options for the future, students visited the Open Day at the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague (CZU). Students learned about study opportunities at selected departments, visited modern workshops, cutting-edge laboratories, and the university campus, which gave them valuable insights to guide their future academic decisions.

And many more exploration opportunities are yet to come!


For more information on BTE Prague, Czech Republic, visit their Site Page!